William M. Beacher
(1838-1900)
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
(1853-1903)
George Sverha
(1855-1921)
Dorothy Seval
(1863-1941)
John Jacob Beacher
(1889-1919)
Anna Sverha
(1894-1970)
Mae C. Beacher
(1913-2002)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Anthony Zitkus Jr.

Mae C. Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 24 Feb 1913, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 3 7
  • Marriage (1): George Anthony Zitkus Jr. on 18 Nov 1932 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 30 Jan 2002, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA at age 88 2 3
  • Buried: Shenandoah: Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 2 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Birthday Party, 25 Feb 1919, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8 A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Beacher, East Penn street, last evening, in honor of their daughter May. The little tots played all kinds of games and had a merry time for several hours. They presented their little hostess with many pretty presents and before they departed for home were provided with a delicious luncheon. Those present were: Anna and James Powell, Elizabeth, Clara and Maria Tunnah, Ruth and Elena Ecker, Edmund Harris, Julia, Mary and Alice Hopkins, Jean Millichap, Ruth Beers, Elmer Perrong, Alberta Williams, Margaret Harsley, Milton Williams, May and George Beacher, of town; Mary Swerha, Yatesville; Mrs. George Williams, Mrs. William Williams, Mrs. Clayton Ecker and Mrs. John Beacher.

2. Census in 1920 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 The head of the household is Anna Beacher (age 25). She is a widow living with her daughter Mae (6); son George (4 years 7 months); and Anna (1 year 4 months.) Anna has no occupation.

However, we can assume who her father and mother are. Also in the same rental housing where Anna lives is a household headed by George Sverha (65, coal miner) and Dora (54). Both are listed as being born in Austria, Solvak. George immigrated in 1886. Dora and son John immigrated in 1887. All were naturalized in 1893. Their children living with them are John (34); George (20); Susan (23); Joseph (19): and Michael (17). The census was recorded on January 9, 1920.

3. Census in 1940 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded renting at 539 W. Centre Street: George Zitkus, laborer in coal mine, 28, living with wife May, 27; and daughter Mary, 6. They were born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same place in 1935.

4. Residence: on 31 Oct 1969 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10

5. Residence: 514 E. Mt. Vernon St. In 1979 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 11

6. Obituary: Hazleton Standard-Speaker on 5 Feb 2002 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 2 3 ZITKUS, Mae C., 1914-2002
Died - Wednesday
Place of birth - Shenandoah
Place of death - St. Joseph Medical Center, Hazleton
Church - St. George R.C., Shenandoah
Spouse - George Zitkus, died Apr 1970
Father - John Beacher
Mother - Anna Sverha
Undertaker - Oravitz, Shenandoah
Place of burial - Our Lady of Dawn, Shenandoah
Residence - Shenandoah
Age - 88


Mae married George Anthony Zitkus Jr., son of George Anthony Zitkus Sr. and Agnes Ruseckas, on 18 Nov 1932 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (George Anthony Zitkus Jr. was born on 23 Jan 1912 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,6 12 13 died on 19 Apr 1970 in , Schuylkill, PA 2 6 12 13 and was buried on 23 Apr 1970 in Shenandoah: Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 6 13.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZQ-4BY George Zitkas and Mae Beacher, 18 Nov 1932; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2133644.

2 http://www.ancestry.com, http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.pennsylvania.easternpa/9036.

3 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Enumeration District 49 Sheet 7 Visit 33.

4 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 11 Jan 2007, obituary of Albert G. Zitkus.

5 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 15 Apr 1970, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. Anna Neumeister.

6 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 20 Apr 1970, page 11. Obituary of George A. Zitkus.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Volume 1.

8 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 25 Feb 1919, page 6.

9 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQNN-Z2R George Zitkus, Ward 1, Shenandoah, Shenandoah Borough, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-147, sheet 63A, family 234.

10 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 31 Oct 1969, page 17. Obituary of George (Buddy) Beacher.

11 Zitkus, Mae Beacher (15 May 1978 Letter to Bruce Beacher).

12 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8455454.



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